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Definition: Teak

Teak is a type of hardwood harvested from a tall tropical tree found in Indonesia and other parts of Asia. But despite its Eastern roots, teak is well-known for its popularity in Scandinavian-style furniture. The smooth, golden-brown wood is incredibly durable and weather-resistant, and it won't cause rust when it comes into contact with metal. For that reason, teak is often used to make outdoor furniture, decks, and boats.


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shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 10 years
I don't think there currently is a problem nor will it be in the future for deforestation of teak wood. Teak is fabulous looking and durable; so much better than white plastic! UGH! White plastic outdoor furniture is so ugly!
libs1dlab libs1dlab 10 years
Teak is great but I worry about how much deforestation is taking place to keep up with consumer demand. Is it really worth killing all those trees just to have beautiful furniture?
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I love this deck set. It's gorgeous.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
When the large section of our deck is completed, we plan on buying 3 of these exact same sets!!!!Just beautiful!!!!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
Teak is beautiful... Acutally I like to buy my stuff at Wood You, where you can finsh it yourself (the protective coating). They have some GREAT teak stuff...
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